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Improve your English for Academic Purposes

Tip: The Intensive English Program will be offered online in Summer 2021.

The Intensive English Program, offered online in Summer 2021, is designed for international college students or professionals who want to improve their academic English language skills among a dynamic, diverse group of students. This summer, develop the skills, fluency, and confidence you need to communicate effectively in English. You will improve your overall abilities in both spoken and written English, as well as your understanding of the cultural diversity in the U.S.

You can expect to improve your English in the following ways: 

  • communicate more confidently
  • speak more accurately and fluently
  • improve your written English
  • expand your vocabulary
  • improve your understanding of grammar
  • socialize and network with greater confidence

Date: Program Dates: Session B, July 12 - August 13, 2021 (offered online)

Application Opens: February 15, 2021

Application Deadline: June 18, 2021

Intensive English Daily Schedule

Students are expected to attend live, synchronous online courses daily. In addition, there will be assignments and collaborative projects to be completed outside of these set hours.

Class Days Times
Academic English Language Skills MTWTHF 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Academic English Language Skills

Online classes meet live Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 11:00 am.  Attendance is expected at all live class meetings.

This multi-skills course focuses on core language skills: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.  Course objectives are listed below.

  • Read, discuss and write about dynamic issues
  • Create projects with international colleagues
  • Investigate U.S. cultures
  • Develop critical reading and writing skills
  • Improve revising and editing skills
  • Increase your reading comprehension and analytical skills
  • Study literature and learn to write critically about it
  • Participate effectively in academic discussions and presentations
  • Expand your knowledge through presentations and videos
  • Practice American English pronunciation
  • Conduct oral presentations on topics of interest

Tuition and Fees

Item Amount
Tuition - Intensive English Program $1,300
Technology Fee $85
Application Fee (nonrefundable) $75

For other fees and residential costs, please visit our Tuition and Fees page. All tuition and fees must be paid in full three weeks before the program begins (June 18, 2021).

Financial Assistance

Yale Summer Session only offers financial assistance to Yale College students. Financial assistance is not available for visiting students at this time. Visiting students should contact the financial aid office at their home institutions to discuss their options for financial assistance.

Application Information

To apply, review the application requirements for international students, and fill out the Yale Summer Session application.  The Certificate programs are offered under Yale Summer Session B course listings.  Proof of English proficiency is not required for this program. In order to participate in active discussions and interactions, all students are expected to be beyond the beginning level of English acquisition.